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Archive for November 29, 2001

Prep football pick: LV should find success in battle of the best
My slow postseason start has been all but forgotten amidst the simple perfection of back-to-back 2-0 weeks. After 13 weeks and 122 games, game No. 123 looms large not only for the Wildcats and Lancers, ...
12:15 p.m.
Unimposing spark plug
Pass Chad Pool on the street and you'd likely never guess he's the starting inside linebacker for a team playing in this week's state title football game.
12:13 p.m.
Gamez, Armour fire 69s
Gamez, Armour fire 69s
12:12 p.m.
Former Rebel Scott leads Hong Kong Open
Scott, a 21-year-old second-year pro who spent a year at UNLV, collected seven birdies, one eagle and two bogeys.
12:12 p.m.
Box Score: UNLV-Washington
Percentages: FG .387, FT .632, 3P .364.
12:10 p.m.
Columnist Paula DelGiudice: Winter tips for boaters
The dip in temperature in Southern Nevada means it is time to take care of "winterizing" our boats and approach the outdoors with more preparation than in warmer times.
12:03 p.m.
VEGAS SPORTS ON TV-RADIO
VEGAS SPORTS ON TV-RADIO
12:01 p.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: The past haunts UNLV
Back in 1995, my wife and I were hanging out at a gigantic block party in downtown Indianapolis the night before the Indy 500, debating how the rest of the nation viewed UNLV. In that ...
11:49 a.m.
Miscues lead to UNLV loss
SEATTLE -- The Rebels lost the battle of hearts and minds Wednesday, and the result was their second straight 13-point road defeat.
11:34 a.m.
Investors agitate, PurchasePro CEO to buy more stock
An individual investor from Texas, together with other investors, has submitted the proposal to the Las Vegas-based company, the Wall Street Journal reported. If it is accepted by the company, PurchasePro investors would vote on ...
11:22 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Series seeks new sponsor after Federal-Mogul pulls out
NHRA president Tom Compton reiterated his support for the national and divisional sportsman drag racing series after Federal-Mogul announced this week that it was pulling out as the series' title sponsor.
11:07 a.m.
Fight schedule
Today
11:04 a.m.
Woman pleads guilty in cell phone case
A Henderson woman entered a plea agreement Wednesday in what may be the first case nationally where cell phone use was blamed for a deadly crash.
10:58 a.m.
$70 million hospital project planned for southwest valley
The new Spring Valley Hospital would be located at the corner of Rainbow Boulevard and Hacienda Avenue, near the Spanish Trail Country Club. In addition to the four-story, 280,000-square-foot hospital, there would be a three-story ...
10:57 a.m.
Man arrested on charge of using fake passport
The FBI would not say whether agents are investigating a man who was arrested after allegedly trying to pass through U.S. Customs at McCarran International Airport with a fake passport.
10:56 a.m.
Flaws noted in broadcast alert system
In case of an actual emergency, as the announcement goes, this test of the emergency broadcast system in Southern Nevada could use help.
10:55 a.m.
German receives light penalty
A German citizen who was arrested in Pittsburgh on charges of deceiving authorities about his intentions of coming to Las Vegas to attend flight school, has been given a light penalty.
10:54 a.m.
Las Vegas technology promoters broaden scope
A nonprofit organization committed to increasing the number of Internet-based companies in Las Vegas has broadened its scope and has changed its name to reflect its new mission.
10:44 a.m.
Some want PurchasePro CEO to buy more stock
An individual investor from Texas, together with other investors, has submitted the proposal to the Las Vegas-based company, the Wall Street Journal reported today. If it is accepted by the company, PurchasePro investors would vote ...
10:43 a.m.
Enron once had big plans in Nevada
Nevada was once in Enron Corp.'s plans to sell power and gas in newly deregulated markets.
10:41 a.m.
Traffic count improves
Some 2.8 million people arrived at and departed from McCarran in October, compared with 3.3 million a year earlier. In September, passenger counts were down 28.3 percent from the previous year to 2.1 million people.
10:39 a.m.
Factory orders soar
The rebound in durable goods -- items expected to last at least three years -- came after new orders dropped by 9.2 percent in September.
10:38 a.m.
Rebel review: Huskies rallied in 2nd half, cruised to victory
SEATTLE -- Here is a review of UNLV's 77-64 loss to Washington on Wednesday night:
10:38 a.m.
Nevada court rules escrow agents must disclose fraud
CARSON CITY -- In a victory for consumers, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that escrow agents have a duty to disclose fraud if they are aware of it in a property transaction.
10:37 a.m.
Little hope offered for laid-off LV workers
The pain of tens of thousands of "displaced workers" throughout the Las Vegas Valley continues, more than two months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks cooled Southern Nevada's red-hot economy.
10:35 a.m.
Court decision to determine future LV tournaments
Based on the turnout for last week's Las Vegas Invitational NCAA men's basketball tournament and the potential for greater success, promoter Chris Spencer of World Wide Basketball would like to hold tournaments here annually.
10:28 a.m.
Company shifting donation strategy
Employees of the Las Vegas casino giant, who donated $1.9 million to the United Way during this year's campaign, will still be able to select the United Way as a beneficiary of payroll deductions. But ...
10:24 a.m.
LV gaming firm sues insurers
Gaming equipment maker Paul-Son Gaming Corp. of Las Vegas sued to force its insurance companies AIG Technical Services Inc. and National Union Fire Insurance Co. to indemnify the company against a lawsuit filed by a ...
10:23 a.m.
Correction
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
10:02 a.m.
Legislators criticize agency for management of funds
CARSON CITY -- The state Division of Emergency Management is in hot water with top legislators for its failure to develop regulations governing emergency relief fund spending.
9:51 a.m.
German gets light penalty
A German citizen who was arrested in Pittsburgh on charges of deceiving authorities about his intentions of coming to Las Vegas to attend flight school, has been given a light penalty.
9:50 a.m.
Former state Blind Services employee is placed on three years' probation
Kirby Fisher, who pleaded guilty to charges in the case, will have to spend 30 days on house arrest starting Saturday.
9:49 a.m.
Nevada ranks fourth in people of multiple races
Nevada ranks fourth in the nation regarding the number of residents who consider themselves as belonging to two or more races, according to a new U.S. Census report being released today.
9:49 a.m.
Pet shop owner gets 15 years in meth case
Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Ko said U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson on Wednesday sentenced Carlos Bertolo to 188 months in prison.
9:45 a.m.
Jailed Philippine official vows to fight extradition
A friend and adviser of ousted Philippines President Joseph Estrada, who is currently being tried on charges of plundering cash from the island nation, is in a local jail this morning vowing to fight extradition ...
9:43 a.m.
Discipline hearing set for Mosley
CARSON CITY -- The long-delayed hearing into whether District Judge Donald Mosley of Las Vegas should be disciplined for allegedly handing out judicial favors has been set for Feb. 25 in Las Vegas.
9:39 a.m.
Reid to speak on economic stimulus
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Saturday is expected to speak to the nation about the ever-changing economic-stimulus legislation that congressional negotiators are crafting.
9:38 a.m.
County may battle power hike
Clark County commissioners on Tuesday will consider submitting a request to intervene with Nevada Power Co.'s rate hike proposal, a move that would allow county staff members to be involved in upcoming hearings.
9:38 a.m.
Woman killed in downtown hotel
A woman was gunned down Wednesday afternoon as she sat at a bar in a downtown hotel.
9:38 a.m.
Tarwater takes over as assistant city manager
By next Monday, Dan Tarwater will be juggling two jobs.
9:37 a.m.
News briefs for November 29, 2001
A woman whose 2-year-old daughter died from child abuse was given five years' probation Wednesday for felony child neglect and will be deported to Mexico, officials said.
9:37 a.m.
Slaying suspect is returned after 18 months on the run
Two detectives flew to Florida Wednesday to bring back a Henderson killing suspect caught last week after using an inheritance to fund his 18 months on the run.
9:37 a.m.
Candidate wants new bingo operation shut down
But a tribal leader said the machines are similar to those used for years at an Indian bingo parlor near Atmore, and he described the calls for state and federal investigations as a political stunt.
9:24 a.m.
Observers predict slot machines will come to state
Montgomery County developer William Rickman Jr. was given approval by the Maryland Racing Commission Tuesday to open a track near Little Orleans, in Allegany County. Rickman also owns Delaware Park in Wilmington, where slots have ...
9:24 a.m.
Operators of newest Texas casino ship look to survive in treacherous industry
The Texas Treasure II casino boat is making daily trips from Freeport, about 60 miles south of Houston. The 400-foot boat has more than 300 slot machines and offers other games including blackjack, roulette and ...
9:23 a.m.
Saturday's Lineups
Las Vegas High offense
9:18 a.m.
Las Vegas area fishing report: Falling temperatures aid anglers
Shore anglers at Lake Mead have some cause for optimism as dropping water temperatures appear to be bringing striped bass closer to shore, where they are feeding on threadfin shad.
9:15 a.m.
State Champions
1977: Chaparral
9:14 a.m.
Statistical Leaders
Rushing
9:14 a.m.
Title game set for live television
The title game will be aired on KFBT Gold 33/Cable 6 in Southern Nevada, and on KAME UPN 21 in the northern part of the state. Kickoff is slated for 12:07 p.m.
9:08 a.m.
NFL injury report
PHILADELPHIA AT KANSAS CITY -- Eagles: OUT: TE Jeff Thomason (knee). DOUBTFUL: DE Brandon Whiting (hamstring). PROBABLE: TE Mike Bartrum (shoulder); OLB Mike Caldwell (calf); FS Rashard Cook (shoulder); WR Dameane Douglas (quadricep); TE Chad ...
8:50 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's races at Hollywood Park
1st Race -- Fadi -- Solis scales Dutton trainee, draws good spot for sprint opener, tag diploma at hand. Don't Holler -- Delahoussaye atop Stute trainee, needs prompt start and clean trip for best chance ...
8:49 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
8:48 a.m.
Wednesday's prep results
BOYS BASKETBALL
8:46 a.m.
Obituaries for November 29, 2001
Alfred Thomas Burton, 88, of Pahrump died Nov. 19 in Pahrump. He was born Jan. 21, 1913, in London, Ontario. A resident of Las Vegas for 12 years and most recently a Pahrump resident for ...
8:46 a.m.
Desert Storm vet ready to prove himself
Willie Stewart has no shortage of catchy storylines.
8:46 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Goofi hopes new name, new trainer pay off
In spite of his 23-1 record, Lance Whitaker was never an especially impressive member of the heavyweight division.
8:45 a.m.
Letter: Anti-Yucca efforts working
The DOE is now doing what Gov. Kenny Guinn requested two months ago.
8:45 a.m.
Letter: FBI is getting the job done in Northern Nevada
On Oct. 10 the FBI was notified of the suspicious letter. Agents responded and assessed the situation. The letter contained no anthrax threat, no foreign substances, and did not merit laboratory testing. Only out of ...
8:45 a.m.
Perkins calls for anti-terror legislation
President Bush has told Americans to have patience with the war on terrorism because nobody can tell when the scourge will be eradicated.
8:44 a.m.
Study: Let free market handle nuclear waste
A Nevada think tank is urging a free market solution to dispose of the nation's nuclear waste.
8:44 a.m.
Editorial: Appalling giveaway to an industry
Nuclear power plant operators say that the government-backed guarantee is necessary if the moribund industry is to have a revival, but this is a government subsidy of the worst kind. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., who ...
8:38 a.m.
Editorial: Finding the courage to end a relationship
Opposing the construction of a nuclear waste dump isn't only about protecting the health and safety of local residents. If a dump is built just 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, it also would pose ...
8:38 a.m.
Goal of high-tech schools is near
CARSON CITY -- A 1997 goal of having a networked computer in every public school classroom in Nevada is nearly complete, a state official said Wednesday.
8:38 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Learning from errors
Nevada's Rep. Jim Gibbons will be on one of the committees holding the hearings next year. Allow me to suggest some people the investigators should spend more than a little time with during the congressional ...
8:31 a.m.
Cadets complete field training at Indian Springs
Army ROTC cadets from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Community College of Southern Nevada recently completed their semi-annual field training at Nellis Air Force Base's Silver Flag Alpha training site near Indian Springs.
8:30 a.m.
Community briefs for November 29, 2001
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area offers hikes and walks free of charge, but reservations are required for all programs, which begin at the Visitor's Center. To make reservations or for information call 363-1922.
8:29 a.m.
Family portraits: Acclaimed Las Vegas painter calls on personal history for exhibit
Such a scene, reflected in Hyman's painting "Massa Can't Hear Us Praising the Good Lord," is based on oral history passed down among his relatives, then collected by Hyman, who took interest in his family's ...
8:28 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: All bets are off with incredible 'Cheval' production
This columnist has been contributing to improve the breed of the bookmaker for 69 of my 79 years ... My present status is involuntarily retired horse player ... I do get to make a bet ...
8:28 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Jones was the last of a dying breed
At no time in Nevada's history was its cast of characters as fascinating. Older residents will recall such names as Sen. Pat McCarran, Gov. Charles Russell, Gov. Vail Pittman, Eva Adams, Wallie Warren, Norman Biltz, ...
8:27 a.m.
PurchasePro auditors resign, annual meeting delayed
An individual investor from Texas, together with other investors, has submitted the proposal to the Las Vegas-based company, the Wall Street Journal reported. If it is accepted by the company, PurchasePro investors would vote on ...
2:38 a.m.

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